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Top Ten Autumn Coupes

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Andy Roberts

With Autumn upon us, this is the time of year when the thoughts of even the hardiest sports car driver often turn to words such as ‘warmth’ or at least ‘not being really cold’. Hence my not at all definitive but very eclectic choice of Top Ten Autumn Coupes Mk

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A Lotus Family 60th Birthday Celebration

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Andy Roberts

The theme of this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is Family Ties and on the stand of the Lotus Historic Register, you will find a quartet of vehicles that are celebrating their sixtieth birthdays.

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Lancaster Insurance Pride Of Ownership - 1959 Hillman Minx

There is a select group of cars that really do look as though they have strayed from a Ladybird book or one of those Rank Look at Life travelogues, cars such as John Georgiou’s exceptionally handsome 1959 Hillman Minx Series III saloon that will be appearing at the Pride of Ownership display at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

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The First Ever NEC Motor Show

1978 – Some 908, 194 people attended the NEC and after spending another £1 on a show guide, devotees of Formula One racing immediately made a bee-line for Mario Andretti's Lotus Type 79 JPS Mk. IV.

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Do you remember the Wolseley Hornet and the Riley Elf?

56 years ago, you just know that the young Hyacinth Bucket would have craved a new Wolseley Hornet or, better still, a Riley Elf. They may have been based on those new-fangled Morris Mini Minor and Austin Seven with their peculiar sideways mounted engine driving the front wheels, but these latest models were aimed at people of true refinement. Read the full article...

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50 Years of the FIAT 125

Put simply, the Fiat 125 is one of the great Q-cars of the 1960s. Its restrained styling may have been derived from the 124 but beneath that business-like exterior was a 1,608cc DOHC engine, servo-assisted disc brakes on all four wheels disc braked sports saloon and a top speed that approached the magic 100 mph figure. What's not to like?

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Club of the month

The Morris Register is a friendly, thriving and active club for enthusiasts of Morris vehicles (cars, vans and heavier commercials) designed before 1940.

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